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Have the police been called to your house before to domestic squabbles?
Have you admitted the offence in interview?
That is not self defence I'm afraid.
Have you admitted these actions in police interview?
That is a problem.
They will almost certainly prosecute you on the basis of what you have said in interview even if he does withdraw. The only reason they might not is that you are female.
I'm afraid that whether he hit you first or not, pushing him down the stairs causing these injuries is too excessive for self defence. That is why it is always dangerous to comment in police interview with complicated defences like self defence or consent.
If they do drop the matter because he withdraws it will basically be because you are female and the law is generally outrageously biased in favour of women.
I'm very sorry but that is the reality.
Can I clarify anything for you?
It depends how hard. Causing him to fall backwards down the stairs is fairly severe.
If I had been advising you in interview I would have suggested a no comment interview with may be a prepared statement.
If there was any break at all between his aggression and yours then this is just simple revenge which is an assault.
It turns on the facts really. It is often said that the reason a person fell was that they were drunk but it never really seems to work very well in court.
It might well all turn into an ABH.